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How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slices make such pretty holiday decor for garlands and ornaments. Not only is it very simplistic, but you can use to decorate past the holidays through the winter months. Scroll down to learn how to dry orange slices and make these dried orange slice ornaments.

How to dry orange slices

It’s super easy to dry orange slices. I also do grapefruits too because I just love the color!

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice your oranges and grapefruits about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the citruses on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 5-6 hours, flipping regularly so that each side is dried evenly.
  5. Let cool

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

You will need:

  • a needle with a large eye
  • twine
  • cranberries
  • orange slices
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Start by threading some or the twine through the eye of the needle.
  2. With the point end of your needle, pierce the cranberry and pull it through so that it is on the twine.
  3. Repeat with the orange slices and cranberries in whatever pattern you choose.
  4. Cut the twine and tie the ends together.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Use to decorate your tree.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

I also use it to tie around homemade gifts like my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

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Or my Homemade Irish Cream!

how to make dried orange slice ornaments

 

In the past, I’ve also done dried orange slice garlands. Click here to see how.

how to make dried orange slices

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4 In decor/ home

How to dry hydrangeas

how to dry your hydrangeas

If there was a flower that exuded summer and coastal aesthetic its hydrangeas. I picture beautiful coastal homes with lush hydrangeas in vibrant blues and pinks and purples. Did you know that you can dry out your hydrangeas to use them in your decor all year long? Scroll down to see how to dry hydrangeas.

And if you’re loving the coastal vibe, click here to check out the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic that’s trending.

How to dry hydrangeas

Our hydrangeas exploded this year! I have strawberry vanilla hydrangeas and limelight and the colors were just gorgeous!

How to dry your hydrangeasHow to dry your hydrangeas

Late August-October is the perfect time to harvest them to dry out so you can enjoy them all year long. You’ll notice that the hydrangeas start to dry out a little on their own and become almost papery and a little crunchy in texture. You’ll also notice the color beginning to deepen and they start to look a little vintage. This is the best time to cut them.

How to dry your hydrangeas

Now you absolutely can just cut them and bring them in and allow to dry on their own or hand them upside down. But this is my favorite method below. I find that it yields a nicer color.

 

How to dry your hydrangreas

1.) Cut your stems so they are about 12 inches long.

2.) Remove all of the leaves from the stems.

3.) Place them in a vase of about 1-2 inches of water.

4.) Place the vase out of direct sunlight and allow the water to evaporate (about 1-2 weeks). This will naturally dry out your hydrangeas.

How to dry your hydrangeas

You can arrange your dried hydrangeas in vases, baskets or even make a dried hydrangea wreath. The muted tones are beautiful all year long!

 

My door basket below is sold out but here is a similar one I’ve linked below.

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How to dry your hydrangeas

Dried hydrangeas also look gorgeous in a wreath. I like to use this wire wreath frame, click here.

 

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Best of fall recipes, DIYs and decor

Best of fall DIYs, decor and recipes

It’s September 1st so poof overnight – magically pumpkins everywhere! It’s no secret that fall is my favorite time of year. Over the years, I’ve shared some of my favorite fall recipes and decor. There’s more to come this season, but I thought I would do a little roundup. Follow me over on my instagram for more fall inspo

Below check out my Best of Fall Recipes, DIYs and Decor

Fall Front Porch Decor that isn’t mums

Showing you how to make this DIY pumpkin topiary and faux cabbage arrangements.

Fall front porch decor that isn't mums

Pumpkin Baked Brie

An easy appetizer with baked brie and warm pumpkin butter. This would be a hit for Thanksgiving!

pumpkin baked brie

DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

An easy way to give those Dollar Store pumpkins a glow up and showing you how to make a fall tablescape

DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

I made this simple garland with things that I found at the Dollar Store!

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

DIY sweater pumpkin

Get the look of cozy cableknit pumpkins using an old sweater

DIY sweater pumpkin

DIY Halloween Boo Buckets

A fun way to leave a surprise for your friends and neighbors.

Fall front porch decor

Last year’s porch was filled with muted pumpkins, cornstalks and my favorite faux mums! I’ve linked them all in the post so you can re-create the look.

fall front porch decor

 

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

This is the perfect sweet and salty snack with hints of pumpkin spice flavors!

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Crockpot butternut squash soup

My favorite fall soup and crockpot recipe. This is a great recipe too if you’re vegan, plant based, or trying to eat healthy.

Crockpot butternut squash soup

Healthy pumpkin spice latte

Now you can make your own pumpkin spice latte at home! This recipe is also great if you’re keto.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

Apple cinnamon french toast casserole

This is my favorite fall breakfast and it’s great for the holidays too!

apple cinnamon french toast casserole

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Favorite Holiday Decor 2020

holiday decor finds 2020

More and more people are decking their halls earlier this year. And whether you’ve started decorating for the holidays yet or not, I’m sharing my favorite holiday decor of 2020.

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Here are my favorite holiday decor finds for 2020

Wreaths and Greenery

 

I’m in love with this simple wreath adorned with gold bells

cedar and eucalyptus wreath with gold bells

 

This one is adorable for the backs of chairs

mini wreath

 

This 4 piece set is perfect for front entrance

4 piece greenery set

 

A classic centerpiece

centerpiece

Faux cedar and berry arrangement

faux greenery from Hearth and Hand

Tree Collars

 

Silver and Gold

my favorite holiday decor 2020

 

Metal one from Hearth & Hand

Metal tree collar

 

Wooden/coastal vibe

willow tree collar

 

Ornaments

 

Set of 2 snowflakes $5.99

snowflake ornaments

Set of 2 Trees $6.99

christmas tree ornaments

 

Set of 4 Bells $3.00

jingle bell ornaments

 

Custom family ornaments start at $18.40

custom family christmas ornaments

 

Birch slices $40 f0r set of 5

birch slice ornaments

 

Stockings/mantle decor

 

Star stocking holder

star stocking holder

 

House stocking holder

 

house stocking holder

 

Black and white plaid stockings

black and white plaid stocking

 

Red Stitched Stockings

red and white stitched stockings

 

A cute way to display all those photo cards

photo chain garland

 

This faux mantle garland looks so real!

afloral faux garland

Doormats

 

Lets get lit

Lets get lit welcome mat

 

Here comes Amazon

her comes amazon welcome mat

 

Merry Everything for $10!

merry everything welcome mat

 

Other cute holiday stuff

 

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

 

Holiday gnome

holiday gnome

 

Lantern

lanterns

 

Wooden beaded garland

wooden garland